Rabbi Nancy Myers

R abbi Nancy Rita Myers brings her love of Jewish traditions, prayer, and community to her spiritual leadership of Temple Beth David

Rabbi Nancy Myers

Rabbi Nancy Myers

From 1997-2003, Rabbi Myers served as Associate Rabbi at Temple Chai in Long Grove, IL. During those years, she shared in all rabbinic duties, officiated throughout the spectrum of lifecycle events, including births, b’nai mitzvah ceremonies, marriages, and funerals. Rabbi Myers has an uncanny ability to work with children and adults of all ages. She has an excellent record with youth and adult programs and is a capable innovator and a warm and enthusiastic leader.. She values the collaboration and communication between lay leadership, congregation members, staff, and rabbi in creating a synagogue where people feel valued, cared about, and committed to Jewish learning and to living Jewish lives. Rabbi Myers is a native of Buffalo, New York. She received her B.A. in philosophy at Binghamton University, N.Y. in 1991. After college, she was accepted at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, where she received her Masters of Hebrew Letters, and was ordained as a rabbi in New York City in 1997.

As an energetic leader of adult education, “I see myself as both a teacher and a student, and I value the contributions of the many people I converse with,” says Rabbi Myers. “I love delving deeper into our people’s ancient teachings and analyzing how they speak to us today. One of the greatest things about our tradition is our ability to question and challenge ideas. The Torah is replete with so many stories and subjects that beg us to interact, argue, and discuss.”

In the summer of 2004, Rabbi Myers began her spiritual leadership of Temple Beth David in Westminster, CA. She describes TBD as “warm, caring, creative, inter-generational, and musical. I am inspired by the talent, ability, and commitment of so many within our community. Temple Beth David truly is a family for our members as well as for myself. ”

Rabbi Myers resides in Orange County with her two children – daughter Gabriel (Gabri) and Shane.

Rabbi Myers would be delighted to answer your questions about our synagogue, Jewish community, or religious practices. You can send a question to the rabbi via e-mail through the temple office.

We’d also love for you to visit Temple Beth David and meet Rabbi Myers. Join us any Friday evening for Shabbat services or call the temple office at (714) 892-6623 make an appointment.

2017 High Holy Day Sermons

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Erev Rosh Hashana – Mark of a good leader
Rosh Hashana Morning – Israel- a place of division, connection, and love
Kol Nidre – Power
Yom Kippur Morning – Control

2016 High Holy Day Sermons

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Erev Rosh Hashana – Time flies or does it? Reflections on time and my sabbatical
Rosh Hashana Morning – Opening our mind and hearts
Kol Nidre – Reality versus expectation
Yom Kippur Morning – Forgiveness

2015 High Holy Day Sermons

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Erev Rosh Hashana – Gravity and Togetherness
Rosh Hashana Morning – To save a life is to save the world
Kol Nidrei – Shifting Identity
Yom Kippur Morning – Who are we?

2014 High Holy Day Sermons

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Erev Rosh Hashana – Be a Geek
Rosh Hashana Morning – Israel
Kol Nidrei – Telling Our Own Stories
Yom Kippur Morning – Freeing the Captive

2013 High Holy Day Sermons

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Erev Rosh Hashana – How Did I Get Here
Rosh Hashana Morning – Who is Responsible
Kol Nidrei – Benefits of Arguing
Yom Kippur Morning – Honor Your Mother & Father

2012 High Holy Day Sermons

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Erev Rosh Hashana – Appreciating the Small Things Around Us
Rosh Hashana Morning – The Challenges of Faith
Kol Nidrei – Descending into Egypt
Yom Kippur Morning – Mussar

2011 High Holy Day Sermons

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Erev Rosh Hashana 9/28/11
Rosh Hashana Morning 9/29/11
Kol Nidrei 10/07/11
Yom Kippur Morning 10/08/11